Decisions

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Decisions published

18/03/2020 - Request to Complete Small Works Assistance Grant Works – 4 Mendip Close ref: 3913    Recommendations Approved

Request to Complete Small Works Assistance Grant Works – 4 Mendip Close

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for City Assets and Housing

Decision published: 31/03/2020

Effective from: 18/03/2020

Decision:

Authorised Small Works Assistance Grant where there is an imminent risk to health and safety and approved that legal services be instructed to take steps to ensure that the Council may recover the costs incurred upon sale or change of ownership.

Wards affected: Ettingshall;

Lead officer: Lynda Eyton


27/03/2020 - Amendments to Council Budget and decisions related to Council actions as result of Covid-19 ref: 3910    Recommendations Approved

To approve amendments to the Council budget and actions related to Covid-19.

Decision Maker: Leader of the Council

Decision published: 30/03/2020

Effective from: 27/03/2020

Decision:

1.    That supplementary expenditure budgets totalling £9,375,304 be established and funded by the COVID 19 Emergency Funding for Local Government Grant to support additional costs and loss of income relating to COVID 19.

2.    That £2 million be drawdown from the Budget Contingency Reserve to support expenditure on COVID 19 projects in excess of the above grant allocation.

3.    That supplementary expenditure budgets totalling £10,502 be estabhished and funded by grant to support rough sleepers to self-isolate as a result of COVID 19.

4.    That authority be delegated to the Cabinet Member for Resources, in consultation with the Director of Finance to approve all virements required to support the additional costs and loss of income relating to COVID 19.

5.    That the establishment of the Food Distribution Hub be agreed, as detailed in the report, and authority be delegated to the Cabinet Member for City Environment in consultation with the Director of City Environment to enter into contracts with suppliers in relation to the Food Distribution Hub to support and protect the city’s most vulnerable residents during the current national emergency.

6.    That the provision of additional temporary accomodation through an agreement with a local hotel be approved and authority be delegated to the Cabinet Member with responsibility for City Assets and Housing, in consultation with the Deputy Chief Executive, to enter into a contract with the local hotel  for the provision of temporary accommodation for homeless and others in need of urgent temporary accommodation.

7.    That the provision of Business Rates relief be agreed, in line with emergency Government Guidance, and authority be delegated to the Cabinet Member for Resources, in consultation with the Head of Revenues and Benefits, and the Director of Finance to allocate business rates relief to individual businesses.

8.    That to the payment of Business Rates Grants by the Council be agreed, in line with emergency Government Guidance, and authority be delegated to the Cabinet Member for Resources, in consultation with Director of Finance, to establish  supplementary budgets for the cost of Business Rates Grants which will be reimbursed in full by Government grant once Government have confirmed the amount to be allocated to the Wolverhampton.

9.    That the payment of Small Business Grants by the Council be agreed, in line with emergency Government Guidance, and to delegate authority to the Cabinet Member for Resources, in consultation with the Head of Revenues and Benefits and the Director of Finance to award grant payments to business under the Small Business Grants Fund and the Retail, Hospitality and Leisure Business Grant Fund announced by Government in line with Government Guidance.

10. That supplementary budgets totalling £3,272,264 be established, funded by grant to fund the Hardship Scheme and authority be delegated the Cabinet Member for Resources, in consultation with the Head of Revenue and Benefits and the Director of Finance to make the required reductions in council tax and note that alternative support mechanisms would be considered and, where appropriate, funding would be provided from within the hardship fund to be used where it supports the guidance.

11. That the Director of Governance be authorised to sign a contract with Sandwell Methropolitan Borough Council for additional mortuary support.

 

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Jaswinder Kaur


23/03/2020 - Removal, Storage and Transportation of Furniture ref: 3908    Recommendations Approved

Award of contract for the Provision of Removal, Storage and Transportation of Furniture

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for City Assets and Housing

Decision published: 27/03/2020

Effective from: 23/03/2020

Decision:

Approved the award of the contract for the Removal, Storage and Transportation of Furniture to Movecorp Holdings Limited of Middlemore Lane West, Aldridge, West Midlands, WS9 8BG, United Kingdom for a duration of a four year term from 1 April 2020 to 31 March 2024.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Jose Vitoria


10/03/2020 - IEDN - sale of land at Wolverhampton Environment Centre (WEC), Westacre Crescent to WV Living ref: 3909    Recommendations Approved

disposal of land to WV Living - previously approved by CRP on 28/2/17

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for City Assets and Housing

Decision published: 27/03/2020

Effective from: 10/03/2020

Decision:

1. Approved the transfer of 1.87 acres of land at the WEC to WV Living on the Heads of Terms Agreed.

2. Required WV Living to enter into a Section 106 agreement to contribute £80,000 towards the future maintenance of the WEC public open space.

Wards affected: Tettenhall Wightwick;

Lead officer: Karen James


18/03/2020 - Request to Complete Small Works Assistance Grant Works – 47 Jeffcock Road ref: 3907    Recommendations Approved

Request to Complete Small Works Assistance Grant Works for works that fall outside of the usual remit of the Housing Assistance Policy

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for City Assets and Housing

Decision published: 25/03/2020

Effective from: 18/03/2020

Decision:

Considered the content of the report attached as Appendix 1 - remedial measures 8.2 to complete all damp proofing work recommended.

Wards affected: Graiseley;

Lead officer: Lynda Eyton


23/03/2020 - Washroom Services ref: 3906    Recommendations Approved

Provision of Washroom Services to all properties the Council operates and deliver services from.

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for City Assets and Housing

Decision published: 25/03/2020

Effective from: 23/03/2020

Decision:

Approved the award of the contract for the Provision of Washroom Services to Personnel Hygiene Services ltd trading as PHS Group plc of Western Industrial Estate, Caerphilly, Mid Glamorgan, CF83 1XH, United Kingdom for a duration of 4 years from 1 April 2020 to 31 March 2024.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Jose Vitoria


16/03/2020 - Loan to WV Living ref: 3897    Recommendations Approved

To agree the terms and the execution of loans from the Council to WV Living in accordance with the Loan Facility Agreement

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for City Assets and Housing

Decision published: 23/03/2020

Effective from: 16/03/2020

Decision:

  1. Approved the terms of the loan to WV Living, including a return on investment chargeable quarterly.

 

  1. Approved the issue of the loan to WV Living in March 2020.

 

 

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Sarah Hassell, Michelle Howell


10/03/2020 - IEDN 040 - Land and Property Transactions ref: 3895    Recommendations Approved

A report seeking approval to proceed with the transactions listed therein.

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for City Assets and Housing

Decision published: 23/03/2020

Effective from: 10/03/2020

Decision:

Approved the completion of the transaction listed below:

Relocation of the Youth Offending Team (YOT) to Former Merridale Fire Station Offices, Merridale Street, WV3 0RE – 12-year lease and licence to alterations

Wards affected: Graiseley;

Lead officer: Mitchell Spencer


26/02/2020 - Land and Property Transactions - IEDN 039 ref: 3854    Recommendations Approved

A report seeking approval to proceed with the land and property transactions as detailed herein.

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for City Assets and Housing

Decision published: 23/03/2020

Effective from: 26/02/2020

Decision:

Approved the completion of the transactions listed below:

Deed of Easement for underground electricity lines at:

1.         Former Merry Hill House

2.         Former Warstones Resource Centre

3.         Former Woden Resource Centre

Wards affected: Heath Town; Merry Hill;

Lead officer: Mitchell Spencer


06/03/2020 - Recycling Processing (MRF) contract ref: 3896    Recommendations Approved

That the Cabinet Member for City Environment, in consultation with the Service Director, approve the retender of Lot 4 Recycling Processing for a shorter contract term.

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for City Environment

Decision published: 23/03/2020

Effective from: 06/03/2020

Decision:

Approved the retender of Lot 4 Recycling Processing for a shorter contract term.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Anna Spinks


06/03/2020 - Commercial Waste Pricing ref: 3894    Recommendations Approved

Approval of rates for commercial waste services from April 2020

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for City Environment

Decision published: 23/03/2020

Effective from: 06/03/2020

Decision:

Agreed the proposed table of commercial rates for the 12-month period from 1 April 2020 to 31 March 2021.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Dawn Dilks


04/03/2020 - Bushbury Hill Estate Management Board: Extended Boundary ref: 3892    Recommendations Approved

Approval of the extension to the Bushbury Hill Estate Management Board boundary following a tenant ballot as agreed by Cabinet in the Bushbury Hill Estate Partnership Agreement

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for City Assets and Housing

Decision published: 20/03/2020

Effective from: 04/03/2020

Decision:

 

1.    Approved a variation to the Modular Management Agreement between City of Wolverhampton Council and Bushbury Hill Estate Management Board to extend its management boundary to include an additional 166 properties; 14 new build properties and 152 existing Council properties.

2.    Approved an increase of £265,000 to Bushbury Hill Estate Management Board’s management allowance in 2020-2021 to account for the extension of their management boundary to an additional 152 existing homes, following a successful ballot of Council tenants to transfer their management from Wolverhampton Homes to Bushbury Hill Estate Management Board.

3.    Approved a corresponding decrease of £265,000 from The Management Allowances to be paid to Wolverhampton Homes for 2020-2021

 

Lead officer: Mila Simpson


24/01/2020 - Transport Network - Traffic Regulation Order - Market Street Bus Lane ref: 3893    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for City Environment

Decision published: 20/03/2020

Effective from: 24/01/2020

Decision:

1.    Approved the recommended action to overrule an objection to the proposed Bus Lane Order to part of Market Street, in response to a comment received during public consultation and implement the scheme as shown on plan T4/ (Plan T4/4289).

2.    Authorised the Director of Governance to implement the relevant traffic regulation orders.

Lead officer: Ian Walker


18/03/2020 - Bilston Road Financial Assistance Package ref: 3891    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 18/03/2020 - Cabinet

Decision published: 19/03/2020

Effective from: 18/03/2020


18/03/2020 - Exclusion of press and public ref: 3890    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 18/03/2020 - Cabinet

Decision published: 19/03/2020

Effective from: 18/03/2020

Decision:

This item was no longer necessary following the withdrawal of agenda item - Bilston Road Financial Assistance Package.

 


18/03/2020 - Development and Delivery of City Events ref: 3886    Recommmend Forward to Council

To seek approval to establish an income and expenditure budget to be used to develop and deliver a programme of events across the city.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 18/03/2020 - Cabinet

Decision published: 19/03/2020

Effective from: 18/03/2020

Decision:

1.     That Full Council be recommended to approve the establishment of supplementary income and expenditure budgets for the development and delivery of city events.

 

2.     That authority be delegated to the Cabinet Member for City Economy in consultation with Director of City Environment to approve the individual business cases for City Events.

 

3.     That authority be delegated to Cabinet Member for City Economy in consultation with Director of City Environment to approve the Council entering into contracts and agreements with or for performers for City Events.

 

4.     That a virement of £100,000 from the Corporate Accounts revenue budget to the City Events revenue budget to facilitate the delivery of sporting events be approved.

 

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Crissie Rushton


18/03/2020 - Mileage Rate to be Utilised to Reimburse Foster Carers for Transport Eligible Children in Care to School ref: 3888    Recommendations Approved

To consider the rate of mileage utilised to reimburse foster carers for transporting eligible children in care to school.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 18/03/2020 - Cabinet

Decision published: 19/03/2020

Effective from: 26/03/2020

Decision:

That the new proposed rate of mileage to be paid to foster carers to reimburse the costs associated with transporting eligible children to and from school be approved.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Alison Hinds


18/03/2020 - Council Plan Refresh 2020 - 2021 ref: 3882    Recommendations Approved

To approve a refreshed Council Plan 2019 -2024 for the municipal year 2020/21.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 18/03/2020 - Cabinet

Decision published: 19/03/2020

Effective from: 18/03/2020

Decision:

That Full Council be recommended to approve the Council Plan for the 2020-2021 Municipal Year.

 

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Laura Collings


18/03/2020 - Senior Pay Policy Statement 2020-2021 ref: 3883    Recommmend Forward to Council

To approve a Senior Pay Policy for 2020/2021

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 18/03/2020 - Cabinet

Decision published: 19/03/2020

Effective from: 18/03/2020

Decision:

That Full Council be recommended to:

1.    Approve the Senior Pay Policy Statement for 2020-2021.

 

2.    Approve the publication of the Senior Pay Policy Statement in line with the requirements of the Localism Act 2011.

 

3.    Note that the Pay Policy incorporates a new Grade 13 into the Senior Management Pay Structure, in order to provide a more flexible, adaptable structure to support future reviews and rationalisation of senior managers.

 

4.    Note that the Pay Policy has been revised to ensure that it is explicit, that an Individual Executive Decision Notice, reportable to Cabinet (Resources) Panel in the usual manner, is required, if the Leader of the Council in consultation with the Head of Paid Service, makes additional payments below £100,000, on cessation of employment, for reasons other than redundancy.


Wards affected: Not applicable;

Lead officer: Denise Pearce


18/03/2020 - Wolverhampton Homes Business Plan Action Plan 2020 - 2021 ref: 3884    Recommmend Forward to Council

To approve the Wolverhampton Homes Business Plan for 2020 – 2021.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 18/03/2020 - Cabinet

Decision published: 19/03/2020

Effective from: 18/03/2020

Decision:

That Full Council be recommended to:

1.    Approve the Wolverhampton Homes Business Plan Action Plan 2020-2021.

 

2.    Approve new arrangements for monitoring the delivery of the Wolverhampton Homes Business Plan Action Plan to Council scrutiny.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Lynda Eyton


18/03/2020 - All Age Travel Assistance Policy ref: 3887    Recommendations Approved

To approve the All Age Travel Assistance Policy based on the outcome of formal consultation.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 18/03/2020 - Cabinet

Decision published: 19/03/2020

Effective from: 18/03/2020

Decision:

1.     That the All Age Travel Assistance Policy be approved.

 

2.     That the phased implementation of the All Age Travel Assistance Policy over 18 months be approved.

 

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Nicola Harris, Adrian Leach, Maria Smith


18/03/2020 - The House Project for Care Leavers ref: 3889    Recommendations Approved

To provide up to 10 units of Council housing to Children’s Services for the House Project, supplemented where possible by properties provided by partner Housing Associations.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 18/03/2020 - Cabinet

Decision published: 19/03/2020

Effective from: 26/03/2020

Decision:

1.      That the allocation of up to ten studio flats or one-bedroom properties to young people leaving care under the House Project be approved.

 

2.      That authority be delegated to the Cabinet Member for Resources, in consultation with the Director of City Environment, to approve any additional properties required for subsequent phases of the House Project.

 

3.      That it be noted that a person shall be identified to act as a trustee for all properties provided via the House Project and all other 16/17-year-old tenancies delivered in partnership with Children’s Services.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Jenny Lewington


18/03/2020 - Our Climate Commitment ref: 3885    Recommmend Forward to Council

To approve the 'Future Generations: Our Climate Commitment' which states the Council's vision for tackling the Climate Crisis.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 18/03/2020 - Cabinet

Decision published: 19/03/2020

Effective from: 18/03/2020

Decision:

1.      That Full Council be recommended to approve the Our Climate Commitment document.

 

2.      That progress to date in reducing the carbon footprint of the City of Wolverhampton Council from 28,500 tCO2 in 2012-2013 to 16,000 tCO2 on 2018-2019, a reduction of 45% be noted.

 

3.      That the change in how the City of Wolverhampton Council procures its energy would remove a further 50% from its carbon footprint in 2020-2021 be noted.

 

4.      That it be noted that consultation has taken place on the Our Climate Commitment document including holding a Citizens Assembly, engaging with #OneGreenGov and Sustainability West Midlands which has helped shape and develop our final document.

 

5.      That it be noted that the Cabinet would receive a further report in the new municipal year highlighting the actions required to meet the aspirations detailed in Our Climate Commitment.

 

 

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Isaac Vivian